is not consistently defined but generally is accepted as 100 or more pounds over the ideal body weight. It may also be defined by the person’s BMI
. A BMI of 40 or more is considered morbidly obese. Regardless of the technical definition used; morbid obesity means the person is at high risk
for multiple medical disorders.
Some problems commonly seen with morbid obesity are sleep apnea
, high blood pressure
, Coronary Artery Disease
, back, foot, hip and knee pain
, high cholesterol
, joint degeneration
, increased cancer
risks and early death.